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Mass General Brigham’s Center for Sports Performance and Research Hosts Congressman Auchincloss to Discuss Military and First Responder Programs

Congressman Jake Auchincloss, CSPAR program director Mark Stephenson, and military and civilian personnel posing in front of a sign for CSPAR.

New state-of-the-art site aims to advance performance for tactical athletes

Congressman Jake Auchincloss, as well as representatives from the U.S. Military and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, visited the new Mass General Brigham Center for Sports Performance and Research (CSPAR), a 20,000-square-foot, non-medical facility in Foxboro at Patriot Place on Wednesday June 28 to learn about programs designed to support tactical athletes, improve performance, and mitigate injury risks. The goal of the visit was to explore opportunities for first responders, police, and military personnel to collaborate with CSPAR on designing individualized performance programs as well as potential research studies.

“Our team is proud to support the tactical athlete population to allow these heroes access to high-performance training that is informed by the most advanced science and data available,” said CSPAR program director Mark Stephenson. “It was wonderful to host Congressman Auchincloss as well as the military and public safety leaders to educate them about the programs and opportunities we offer.”

“The Mass General Brigham CSPAR’s cutting-edge research and application of new methods for recovery, resilience, and performance in Massachusetts will benefit troops and first responders across the country,” said Congressman Auchincloss.

The team at CSPAR brings decades of training experience at the professional, collegiate, and high school sports levels as well as experience working with military and first responder tactical athletes.

Among the highlights CSPAR offers to tactical athletes are:

  • Injury prevention

  • Motion analysis

  • Sports biomechanics

  • Cognitive performance

The Mass General Brigham Center for Sports Performance and Research is located at 360 Patriot Place in Foxboro. To learn more or to make an appointment, visit the website or call 508-216-1145.

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